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expected. linda yee says san francisco had to start handing out io us . >> reporter: this gun buy back program was more successful than expected. >> thank you very much. jr. dr. joe marshall says he ran out of money after buying back 125 weapons at 200 bucks apiece. ingly was ready to shut down. i was going to walk out and tell the crowd that's all we have. but the chief said, oh no no no. we have all these guns, we have to get them. one mar long rifle, one shotgun. >> reporter: dr. marshall gave out 157ious . if place chief tell us us tonight he found the money and he will announce the benefactor tomorrow. >> i'm not worried because i know the folks will show up next saturday. >> reporter: many sellers say the slaughter of school children in connecticut touched raw nerves. ingly don't have to have the guns anymore. i would like a different world. >> reporter: the money ran out in oakland, too, but the program donor stepped in. keith stevenson gave another $50,000 to keep it going. san francisco police say this last weekend's buy back program was one of the more successful ones. so suc
and it caught drivers off guard. no word on injuries here, either. >> the great highway in san francisco is closed again between lincoln and sloth. the ocean tides, heavy rain and shifting sand. all conspiring to close the southbound lanes. one northbound lane closed as well. much of the day had people along the river watching the river rise. cbs 5 is on the preparations that are all too familiar to the locals. >> from swollen creeks to flooded lots. the couldn't sedealing with the repper cautions of the latest -- -- issues. >> they own this park and they maintain it. >> we tried sandbagging in the past. it is fruitless. >> willow creek topped its banks this morning. >> we have to come in and shovel it out and replant the grass and cleanup the bathrooms, a huge job. >> reporter: a few miles away. >> it is a little dramatic, i think. >> reporter: this trucking company's parking lot is part of the creek that ran behind it, the dumpster sitting in several inches of water. >> we moved all of the trucks that were on that side. i am worried about my guy's trucks over here. it is coming fast
into a group of people last week at the twin peaks vista point in san francisco. the accident killed a 56-year- old woman visiting from china and injured two others. police say the impact knocked the three pedestrians about 30 feet down a hillside. while the victim's family did not appear in court, the suspect's relatives came to the hearing. they declined to talk on camera. but the suspect's attorney did speak, saying gina eunice is praying for the victims, the yao family. >> the entire eunice family is destroyed by what happened, and i think it's fair to say that their main concern is for the yao family. >> reporter: district attorney george gascon says he will prosecute this case agressively. he says this is another example why people should not drink and drive. >> we are very concerned about the use of alcohol and driving and especially during the holiday season when there's so many people attending parties. >> reporter: eunice did not enter a plea on wednesday. a judge set the bail amount at $2 million, citing public safety for the high amount. if she's able to make that bail, the judge s
in san francisco this morning. one of the trails had to be closed now. the collapse likely the result of all that rain we've had in the past couple of weeks. >>> the country says farewell to a legendary military leader. >>> driven to distraction, the danger pedestrians and drivers face navigating one of the bay area's busiest cities. >>> and possibly the most magnificent bay area home no one has ever lived in. what $25 million buys you these days. >>> hi-def doppler showing not a drop out there, but let's verify that. looking toward the bay area, that is just gorgeous. so was the day. tomorrow? we'll talk about that after the break. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, schwarzkopf died t >>> his temper earned him the nickname stormin' norman. general norman schwarzkopf died today in tampa, florida. he was raised in the army and spent his entire life in the military. in vietnam, he famously rescued a wounded soldier by marking land mines with shaving cream. but he's best known for commanding the american-led coalition in the first iraq war. schwarzkopf was 78 years old. >>> a daly city boy was one of tw
they have been through this twice now. they married in 2004 when the city and down i have to san francisco began issuing marriage licenses. but after they exchanged their vows they were notified their marriage had been voided. in 2008 they didn't larry for fear it would be revoked. they were right. six months later prop 8 passed. so now they wait again. this time with hope. >> today is a great day because we can see the potential for a really good outcome, but there is also the possibility of something different happening. so, we have to continue to temper our hopes and dreams a little longer. >> reporter: the supreme court will likely hear the arguments in march and have a decision by the end of june. there are nine justices. it is entirely possible they have nine differ opinions. one thing is for sure, this is an historic moment. juliette goodrich, cbs 5. >>> not only will the supreme court hear the prop 8 case but also a challenge to the national defense of marriage act. >> they've got to solve this as a national level because it's just too much administrative confusion right now. who g
over parts of what looks like south san francisco now hayward hit with moderate rain at least. and check out areas in vallejo if you are traveling interstate 80. chp also issued a high wind advisory for the carquinez bridge right where that wet weather is hitting right now. so yeah, it's a treacherous morning out there. hopefully there's not as much commuters as typical. we're seeing fender benders out there. looks like temperatures definitely cooler, as well. sealing a lot of 40s, a few low 50s. 50 in san francisco, santa rosa 39. this afternoon we'll warm up to the mid- to low-50s. 54 vallejo. 53 san rafael. here's your forecast for the next several days. we get a brief dry break. this evening showers should clear out. cold front moves southeast and then friday into saturday morning we get hit with another band of rain not as heavy as this last christmas day storm we had. and then sunday into new year's day looks relatively dry which is a nice change in pattern. so let's hit the roads and show you traffic. we are dealing with some flooding concerns because of all the wet wea
into the 30s and 40s clearer out over the bay right now. 39 degrees in concord, 47 in san francisco. 45 in san jose. some fog and 38 chilly degrees in santa rosa. this afternoon increasing clouds temperatures in the 50s and 60s. rain in the north bay and everybody could see rain overnight tonight. had. >> thank you, lawrence. we continue to follow our breaking traffic news out of daly city. live look overhead from chopper 5. earlier they were zooming in on the car that ran off the road. it is dark but a stretch of highway 35 right there by john daly boulevard where one lane of southbound 35 is closed. northbound traffic is open. i just saw a car zoom by but again this is a nasty accident. a lot of police on scene crews are working hard and a cable to get car out of the ditch. one person is in the hospital with serious injuries. let's go to our maps. we have been watching a couple of different accidents this morning. that's just one. this accident was cleared to the right shoulder. it is pretty busy in that spot but otherwise once you get past 580 at grant line, speeds improve in livermore and
it was raining this morning, take a look at this. huge tree came crashing down on a home in san francisco's russian hill neighborhood. this is on lurmont terrace by lombard street. the 100-foot cypress broke through the roof of the master bedroom, missed the homeowner by just a few feet. >> four feet closer to my bed and i wouldn't be standing here talking to you right now. so i'm blessed. >> and get this. just two days ago, he moved his bed from under the very spot where the tree crashed through. the tree also ripped down a power line. that wasn't only tree that toppled this morning. this came down on a parked car in san francisco's richmond district. fortunately, nobody hurt. but the super saturated ground gave way so easily, the sidewalk was pulled up. >>> a parking lot in burlingame was flooded in rollins between inning gold and david. flooding there reached the butchers of some of the cars. >>> taking a look now at our live high-def doppler radar just a few little tiny green spots out there not much, but wet weather has moved on. we can expect things to stay dry for the next week or
killed roxy, there is a $1,000 reward. reporting from san francisco, patrick sedillo, cbs 5. >>> in walnut creek, a vigil is getting under way at this hour for a young man fatally shot by police earlier this week. elissa harrington is at the vigil, where friends and family are wondering how this could have happened. >> reporter: we're learning for about anthony banta, jr. he is 22 and worked as a hairdresser in downtown walnut creek. behind me friends and family have gathered for a candlelight vigil outside of selanne amour where he worked for the past two years. friends and family want to know what happened that night and it was early thursday morning that police shot and killed banta after they were called to the diablo point apartments. police say his roommate's girlfriend called 911. she said that banta was attacking her boyfriend. he was armed with a knife and police say that they were forced to shoot. those who were close to banta are confused about the events that led up to the shooting. one of the owners of the salon says he was shy and well liked by clients. >> he w
. they usually occur several times a year. >> it will be a desk job for san francisco police sergeant "carl t" while internal affairs investigates him. that is sergeant t. he is now under scrutiny over a video that was on his facebook page. in the post he bragged that he and some friends were drunk as they blasted through the broadway tunnel at 100 miles per hour in a rented lamborghini. since then he said he was kidding about the speed and drinking. >>> if you are using bart for holiday shopping thieves are targeting you. police say crimes increase around the stations in oakland and san francisco during the holiday season. last night bart oakland police private and volunteer security guards escorted passengers to their cars. bart will also increase security through the end of the month. >> i was ambushed by two men. they pointed a gun at me, asked -- took my stuff and pistol- whipped me in t face. >> most common is cell phone theft. police say riders should pay attention to their surroundings. >>> layoffs and red tape are causing oakland police to make fewer traffic stops down by 75% from a
close to freeze, not quite but definitely cold. san francisco a little more mild mid-40s there. so by this afternoon, we are going to see a lot of low to mid-50s. these temperatures are going to feel slightly cooler actually than what we even saw yesterday. so let's hit the roads and talk traffic right now. we'll take you out towards the dublin interchange. once again the roads are dry for now. and it l.a.x. like it's going to stay that -- it looks like it's going to stay that way for much of the morning. the commute, if you want to call it that, has been exceptionally quiet. i just checked in with our chp reports that have all the latest incidents and there's nothing on there right now. so westbound 580 looks great. heading towards the dublin interchange, we can take you to our maps and show you the drive time for had stretch. 15 minutes still in the green between the altamont pass to the dublin interchange. there may still be some roadwork on the eastbound lanes of 580 through livermore. not causing much of a delay at all at this point and a quick look out in the east bay. the ni
. reporting live in san francisco, cate caugurian, cbs 5. >>> and when do they start serving pretty quickly or -- what? >> reporter: yeah, actually the breakfast will start in just about an hour about 7:00. and then about two hours after that that's when the big lunch or dinner will get underway and then we'll see the lines, we'll see all the people out here again 650 volunteers are showing up and organizers tell me this is something that fills up every year within hours of them posting it online. >> thanks. >>> right now the salvation army volunteers are also busy preparing thousands of meals as well. >> yeah those meals will be delivered to seniors and people with illnesses that are home bound. volunteers started early this morning. this is at the central kitchen on harrison street in san francisco. they're preparing more than 4,000 meals and it a traditional christmas meal. complete with ham, yams, vegetables, hot chocolate, cookies and volunteers don't stop after cooking. they deliver the food, they walk it to people some spend some time with those who are alone today. >> people giving
. that is all. >> you like it. >> i love it. i don't like it. i love it. >> reporter: in san francisco, anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> those who are struggling this holiday season will still be able to put a smile on their kids faces. the 26th annual holiday party in san jose attracted families to the san jose fairgrounds. parents were able to pick out gifts and foods for the holiday. >> during the christmas time the salvation army is working were hard. that makes it all worth it. >> organizers say that this year's been especially good because the community has been extra generous with donations. could be eligible for gifts though parents need to sign up in early fall on the event's website. >>> the same scene in san francisco where kids picked up more than 10,000 toys at the annual glide holiday giveaway. some kids and their parents lined up last night to pick out something special. glide partners with the gap to make the event possible and says that this year the need was greater than ever. >>> meanwhile berkeley seniors in need didn't have to go far to receive their groceries. for thes and doze
the walnut creek police. >>> a san francisco woman traumatized after being robbed on the street was not injured and the thief only got a few dollars. but as cbs 5 reporter patrick sedillo shows us, what he took from her was much more valuable than money. >> i hard him say, i'm going to kill your dog. >> pekingese 12 years old, sweetest thing ever. >> reporter: she asked not to be named so we won't show her face. this woman was robbed yesterday not only of money, but her best friend roxy, who she loved most on this earth. >> she was my best friend of the she was always there. >> reporter: she had lost her phone in her car so she parked to look for it when a man approached her at len worth and golden gate. >> he -- leavenworth and golden gate. >> he said give me all your money. >> reporter: he rifled through her pockets and found only $5 and roxy started barking. >> he said i'm going to kill your dog. >> reporter: after a struggle he made good on his promise. >> and he grabbed roxy from her collar, all of a sudden i see her fly towards traffic. threw her in traffic. >> reporter: r
people have been found bound and gagged in the middle of a san francisco street. police are at brussels and mantle in the city's bayview neighborhood trying to figure out what happened. the man and woman were alive but unconscious and their injuries are life threatening. there are no suspect descriptions and no motive yet for what happened. >>> a vallejo radio station is off the air again. it's not the first time the community station has been trashed by vandals. as cbs5's don knapp reports, the station owner has his suspicions about the reason why. >> we got a lot more artists coming up next. >> reporter: disc jockey katherine knots plays her radio station over the internet because the vandals cut the wires at the base of the small station's tower. >> they took some pretty expensive equipment. it's going to take us a while to get back up. this is the third time this year we've been sabotaged. >> reporter: what is it david martin's station is doing? >> i know it's not our content. we are a community radio station and play independent music and talk about local events and the second ph
on the shore. it is peaking now. >>> a san francisco police sergeant is parked at a desk for now after boasting about a dangerous off duty joyride. [ engine revs ] >> in a facebook post, sergeant carl t bragged that he and his friends were drunk as they blasted through the broadway tunnel at 100 miles an hour in a lamborghini. the sergeant later said he was kidding. but he has been assigned to administrative duty while internal affairs sorts it out. the chief promises swift and severe discipline if it all turns out to be true. >>> if you are using bart to do a little holiday shopping, be aware thieves are targeting you. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is at the westfield shopping center in san francisco this morning and cate, we know bart knows about the problems. are they doing anything? that's the question. >> reporter: yes, they are, frank. they actually are launching a safety campaign just to make sure you are better protected during this holiday season. and that's because bart says that crimes are on the rise at the oakland and san francisco stations during this holiday season. last night bar
on how the tab will be split. >>> and big layoffs looming for city college of san francisco unless administrators can shore up finances. trustees are looking to slash 34 full time and 22 to 30 part time positions starting next month. community college needs 3,000 more students to register for the spring semester just to meet its budget. >>> people are already lining up in san jose for a massive toy and book giveaway. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran joins us live from the sacred heart community service. thousands of kids are expected to get a gift this morning? >> reporter: that's right. 5600 kids to be exact thanks to the sacred heart community service. i'm joined by [ indiscernible ] , did i get that right? >> right. >> here from the development organization. what's going on today? >> this is a completion of our overall holiday program. we gave out over 3200 food boxes that closed yesterday and this morning, we are starting to give out toys at 10 a.m. to 5,690 children. that's about 2200 families. you can see some of them already waiting for their appointments since last night. we
state water managers happy since july 132% more rain than normal in san francisco. oakland has had more than 9" of rainfall since summer, 7" more than last year. looking live at this car covered in frost. as for these cold temperatures, if you are here in the north bay, get ready for the chilly morning commute. i can actually see my breath. probably doesn't translate on air. it is cold and freeze warnings will be in effect until 8:00 this morning. we are live in san anselmo, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> it is cold. >> not impressed. >> i know. but you know what? i thought gianna that moving from colorado i would be done with ice scrapers. >> no. there are times you need it here in california but i don't think it gets as cold as california. so there is good news there. we have a couple of things brewing here. ben lomond highway 9 at glen arbor. not a lot of details for this trouble spot but lots of activity a tree down wires also down in the roadway they have completely shut down highway 9 at glen arbor through there. they are saying now that noon is the eta when they should be reopened so h
and the history in the roman catholic church and the archdiocese of san francisco. so we have an order nation of two deacons coming up? >> we, 12 deacons june 24th at the cathedral. eight of the men are married. and they reflect the diversetive our archdiocese. three of them are spanish. >> and a lot of things that people don't understand if you count catholics in the ash of diocese of san francisco, about 41% of them are latinos. and about 17% of filipinos. and there are about 10% others. so we're a very diverse diocese. >> and we're excited about it as they are. the needs continue to grow. and the more that we can provide the ministry and the training, the support, the bertha we can serve the people of the archdiocese. >> how does a person become a deacon? you both said that you had different experiences in life first. but then what kind of a man is attracted to the deacon. how do they apply? >> i think that the path is different as there are individuals. so we have our stories whether it comes out of the early experiences in life or whether it's a recent calling to be served and through pa
in oregon, thank you. >>> quick action by san francisco police officers likely saved the life of a minutes old baby this morning. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is live at san francisco general hospital. cate, this is a bizarre story. what happened? >> reporter: michelle, that baby boy is here at sf general in the neonatal unit expected to survive due to two police officers and a shelter worker who called 911. it was 2 a.m. when a woman started pounding on the doors of the providence baptist church shelter. she was covered in blood and said she had a baby. a person opened the doors and told kcbs radio what he saw. >> i didn't even know she had a baby. so... that's why i was like, what's going on? i didn't -- at that time i was like trying to put all the pieces together. she was leaking blood so i'm like -- [ indiscernible ] , you know... i was scared for her. >> reporter: dorsey called 911. the woman left and came back with the baby in her arms. >> she was hysterical, saying she wanted to come in she wanted to come in at first. and then when she came back with the baby, she did not want to c
: even more surprising is the man who claims he was in the car is a san francisco police officer. >> is he going to lose his job? >> he obviously took advantage of it because he's a cop. >> reporter: a cop who posted the joyride back on his facebook page. his name is sergeant carl t. he brags "we were all drunk," to the shock of people he posted the video to. some people pointed out there is a school and a playground close to the russian hillside of the tunnel where the joyride began. since it appears there were no other cars in the tunnel, they say no harm no foul. >> i would describe this as simply driving for purpose. >> reporter: now the officer is facing an internal investigation and the prospect of serious punishment. >> i think he would probably want to do it differently or not at all. >> reporter: the officer also is saying now that he was not the one in the driver's seat. he has since deleted that video and shut down his facebook page. live in san francisco, christin ayers, cbs 5. >> all right, christin. thank you for that. >>> here's some live pictures from orange cou
of a parish in san francisco, st. veronica's in south san francisco. welcome. >> thank you. >> father is indian. he is now with us permanently in the arch diocese. we are very thankful for that. of course he has a great knowledge and experience and history of india. i would like to start by welcoming you and thanking you. >> thank you. >> thanking you for all you do for people in the diocese. give us a history perhaps of how you got here to the united states. what kind of a journey was that for you? >> it has been a beautiful journey of discovery and also a sense of fulfillment for me. i originally came to the united states to do a ph.d degree at marquette university in milwaukee in american literature. my dissertation was on wallace stevens. >> oh, my. very good. excellent. >> then my family having moved to this country -- >> the reason you came because you got the ph.d, you told me you were originally a jerusalem ewe it. >> i was. >> then you became a diocese priest. >> yes. >> jesuits are involved in academics. that's why you got the ph.d. >> as the joke goes jesuits take the world
in california are awaiting the supreme court decision that could come today. annanne makovec is in san francisco and she joins us with more. >> reporter: even by not making a decision, the supreme court is essentially making a decision ask a lot of people here and waiting to find out what's going to happen today. the u.s. supreme court is scheduled to review whether or not it will review the constitutionality of prop 8. that is the ban on same sex marriage. the pro prop 8 side is appealing, the 9th u.s. circuit court of appeals which found the ban unconstitutional. it's one of several cases across the country concerning the federal defensive marriage act. >> the court has been waiting to gather all 10 of cases together and they're going to make a decision, either grant a review in some of them, all of them, none of them. they could do anything. >> reporter: if they decide not to review the case, same sex weddings could resume as soon as the 9th circuit says osteo. says -- so. we don't know how long that is going to take. they have no deadline for acting on these cases but this is their last conf
now. they married in 2004 when the city and county of san francisco began issuing marriage licenses. but after they exchanged their vows they were notified their marriage had been voided. in 2008 they didn't remarry for fear it would be revoked. they were right. now they wait again. this time with hope. >> today is a great day because we can see the potential for a good outcome, but there is also the possibility of something different happening. we have to congress to temper our hopes and dream a lit -- continue to temper our hopes a little longer. >> reporter: the supreme court justices will likely have a decision by the end of june. allen, keep in mind there are nine justices. they could go in nine different directions. one thing is for sure, this is an historic moment. >> juliette goodrich, thank you so much. the supreme court has also agreed to review the a challenge to the national defensive marriage act. >> they have to solve this on a national level because there is just too much administrative confusion right now. who can visit who in the hospital, who gets health benefits.
are investigating a bizarre incident in san francisco leaving one man dead and a woman with critical injuries. around 8:30 last night the pair were found tied and gagged and badly injured in the middle of bruce sell street. both were -- brussel street. both were transported to the hospital where the woman passed away. police have no motive or so suspect@this time. >>> the ntsb is investigating the crash that killed superstar jenni rivera. garr garr tells us she -- theresa garcia tells us she was on her way to mexico to spend time with family and friends. >> it is so sad we have to go through that, but this is life. >> reporter: jenni rivera died when the learjet she was on crashed in northern mexico early sunday morning. the 43-year-old had just wrapped up a concert in monterey and was headed to the mexico city area. everywhere on board died, including her publicist, lawyer and make up artist. she sold 15 million records and in october won artist of the year at the billboard mexican music awards. >> she is the celina, the elvis presley. she will be in history for many, many years. >> repor
free for life. only $29 a month for six months. weapons in exchange for cas san francisco and oakland t. the timing was a coincidenc both buyback events had been >>> gun owners turned in weapons in exchange for cash in san francisco and oakland today. the timing was a coincidence. bow buyback events were planned for some time. as cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us, the large turnout in oakland was partly a result of the connecticut tragedy. >> it only takes one gun and one bullet in one gun to kill somebody. this is a huge change. >> reporter: the turnout for this gun buyback was unprecedented. people started lining up four hours before it began. the line stretching for blocks in east oakland. everyone came to exchange their firearms $200 cash for each working gun. >> some guns off the streets, grandkids some kids can't get these guns and kill somebody. >> reporter: more than 100 people have been killed in oakland so far this year. ironically, as cars were lining up here, gunfire hit four people a few blocks away at international and 85th in broad daylight 7:30 a.m. while this happens
as the tradition of helping others continues. it's a san francisco tradition here. one that brought back volunteers like daniel maxwell for the past eight years. we saw him here last month. >> for me to come here and spend three hours of my morning to know that someone will be receiving something good and it makes me feel good. >> reporter: it also brings in first timers like marie who made a last minute decision. >> we have to give back in some way. i can't give money because i'm not oprah. at least, you know, i can give my time and i'm willing to volunteer and help where i can. >> reporter: cecil williams and volunteers have given back to the local community for almost 30 years through this program. >> we should love people enough so that the people will understand that all of us together make it happen. if we are separated and isolated we can't make it together. >> reporter: before the crack of dawn volunteers worked to prepare almost five thousand meals. today more than 650 people signed up to help. organizers say volunteer spots fill up in hours. getting help beyond the holidays is the conc
. >> on this christmas day, a san francisco tradition 30 years running as neighbors take time to help struggling neighbors. >> many of them are strangers. like $500. >> a family dog home and healthy for the holidays. how shasta was saved by total strangers. >> more directly than -- >> an unforgettable holiday >> an unforgettable holiday gift for a bay ,,,,,,,,,, better for thousands-- and y was no e >>> for decades memorial church in frank has made christmas better for thousands. today was no exception. more than 5000 people were served a christmas meal. the church and the tenderloin is a symbol of hope for many. not just during the holidays but year round. >> people will understand that all of us together make it happen. if we are separated and isolated we can't make it together. >> they've served the community with free meals and services for more than 30 years. church depends on donations. >>> tonight a young bay area couple is thanking anonymous donors for saving their dog. christin ayers on how complete strangers saved a husky and the family's christmas. >> reporter: it was two weeks to chr
in the city of san francisco. >>>and we saw plenty of sunshine earlier today. boy, was it cold outside. the temperatures are going to continue to dip overnight. some areas below freezing. we will will tell you about that and a check on the seven- day forecast, all coming up. ,, jwwñ you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here, and you live way up here. brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you, he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here, in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas! car on a moscow freeway sho the moment of impact. debris goes fl >>> dramatic video shows the crash of a jet lineuper in russia. a camera inside of a car shows the moment of impact. debris goes across the road, striking several carses. as the plane slams into the ground, short of the runway, five crewmembers were killed.
. >> wearing the right outfit. >>> and a restaurant in san francisco holds its annual toy drive. people can drop off toys for kids anytime from 6:00 a.m. to midnight. this is the 12th consecutive year for the toy drive. >>> and a grassroots campaign in new york collected 2,000 toys for kids whose homes were damaged or destroyed by hurricane sandy. >> one mother said the cost of rebuilding threatened to wipe out her family's entire christmas. >> the people who donated gifts have been awesome. >>> a charity known as secret sandy will collect donations all yearlong to benefit kids hard hit in that area. >>> time now is 4:44. >> there we go. >> i love the surfing. ride along with the bowling turkeys for thanksgiving. some of those great stories we have. >>> around the bay area, finally catching a bit of a break, what a stormy weekend we had, fierce storms pounding the bay area. unbelievable the past 24 hours. some of the mountain tops over 5 inches of rain. still worried about the possibility of flooding. things beginning to settle down. checking out our high-deaf radar. the storm system really
cate caugiran shows us the storm damage in san francisco. >>> reporter: this not the way you want to start your friday. >> just watch out for whatever you park under. >> reporter: san francisco police blocked off pine street between laguna and buchanan as the fire department got to work trimming that tree, not talking holiday style. oversaturated ground gave way causing this tree crash on a mercedes just east of san francisco's lower pacific heights neighborhood. an area neighbors say gets the brunt of bad luck during storms. >> what's the city going to do to make sure all the rest of the trees don't fall down to make sure everybody else is safe? >> reporter: nobody in this incident was hurt. but one neighbor told me i guess it goes to show, you can't park anywhere in the city. in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> and you can track the storm anytime with our live high-def doppler radar on our website, cbssf.com/weather. >>> this is beyond shocking. >> a deadly home invasion in an unscale bay area community. why the weather is making the murder investigation a race against t
in connection with the bizarre san francisco murder case. the victims were found bound, gagged and beaten on a city street. one later died. cbs 5 reporter linda yee tells us they knew their attackers well. >> reporter: yes, they did, liz. four women and one man were picked up early this morning at a house in hercules. now, police believe that the suspects did dump their two victims here in this visitacion valley neighborhood and they call this case so bizarre, it could only happen in the movies. now, the man and the women were beat n up and tied up. one of them was shot, left on the street early sunday evening. information police said led them to the five suspects who had been in hercules at the time. they are a 32-year-old san francisco woman and a 21-year- old oakland man both of them charged with murder. the three other suspects, a 19- year-old, 22-year-old and 24- year-old women from hercules have been charged with accessory to murder. investigators say the victims did know their suspects. >> it was established that there was an expensive relationship between the victims -- extensive
football team stepped in to help this year. >> merry christmas. >> it's a san francisco tradition here at glide memorial. >> merry christmas. >> reporter: one that brought back volunteers like daniel merry christmaswell for the past eight years. we saw him here as lat month ears thanksgiving dinner. >> for me to come here and spend three hours of my morning at 5:00 a.m. and know that somebody's life is going to be receiving something good will be good >> reporter: it also brings in first-timers like marie andrews who made a last-minute decision after shy saw glide on the news. >> i have to give back in some way. i can't give money. i'm not oprah but at least, i can give my time. >> reporter: today, more than 650 people signed up to help. organizers say that volunteers lots filled up within hours. getting holiday help is not a concern for glide but getting help beyond the holidays. >> still homeless people to serve and still poor people to serve. just remember that it's throughout the year. >> reporter: the event brought out special guests like the asu football team. the team his town f
've had up here recently. >> now, right now you've got the san francisco police department hit-and-run team as well as the major accident investigation team. they're out here looking at where this actually happened. the area where the pedestrians were, is that an area where pedestrians are allowed? it doesn't look like there's a sidewalk there. >> yes. there is no sidewalk there. it would be just for cars. so they may have been in the roadway. i'm not positive exactly where they were. >> okay. thank you very much, lieutenant. >> reporter: so here we are. we have three people who did go over. one person remains in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. we're live in san francisco, sharon chin, cbs 5 eyewitness news. >>> the rain is back and it's hanging out for a while. our meteorologist paul deanno has the hi-def doppler cranked up. >> it is fired up and getting some pretty serious returns in the north bay right now. moderate rainfall coming down in northern sonoma county, also mendocino county. check out santa rosa up to cloverdale and into mendocino county. moderate rai
to the five suspects. they say a 32-year-old san francisco woman and a 21-year- old oakland man have been charged with murder. three women, 19, 22 and 24 years old from hercules have been charged with accessory to murder. investigators say the victims knew their attackers. >> it was established that there was an extensive relationship between the victims and the suspect in this case. i cannot get into details about the relationships. >> reporter: police say they wouldn't elaborate on a motive, nor would they confirm that this case may be tied to prostitution, trafficking or a drug ring. one of the victims, 26-year-old steven reed, died of his injuries sunday evening. the 18-year-old female victim who remains hospitalized was at once suffering from life- threatening wounds but tonight police say they expect her to live. the investigation continues. live in san francisco, linda yee, cbs 5. >>> two bay area accidents sent cars over cliffs today and one of those turned out to be a fatal accident. chp says that a truck plunged off mount hamilton road south of the lick observatory. that was abo
, and 42 in san francisco. so by this afternoon, we are going to warm things up a little bit but again those freeze and frost advisories set to wrap up by about 8:00 this morning. in the meantime, we got this high pressure system sitting here across the bay area. it's going to bring us sunshine and then rain returns tomorrow evening. so coming up, we'll get a check of your seven-day forecast. in the meantime it's going to be all about these cold temperatures today. kate is live in san anselmo. >> reporter: is it cold out there? >> yes. i can see my breath. you can see these cars have frost all over them. we are about a week away from the official start to winter but the weather is kick- starting things early. according to the national weather service, there is a cold front moving through the bay area. some of last night's overnight temperatures were the coldest we have had since january. temperatures in the north bay are expected to reach the freezing point or below and last night, people were bundled up in the east bay where it reached 39 degrees in pleasanton. >> we have layers on mo
was found in san francisco two days later. police say she was taken there by force. >> no connection to the suspect and she did not go -- it wasn't -- she went there against her will. she was taken there against her will. >> police say they are charging atkinson with three counts of rape, two counts of kidnapping, and committing lewd acts on a child. police also say the victim is now at home recovering with her family. >>> accusations are flying over alameda county's proposed drone program. the sheriff's office says it needs the mini spy planes for emergencies like search-and- rescue. but civil rights activists say that's not the whole roof to and have proof. ann notarangelo reports. >> reporter: the day gang with aclu saying the sheriff's department is pulling a fast one with the drones and ended with the sheriff's department saying there had been a clerical error. alameda county sheriff's department wants a camera equipped drone something similar to this for search-and- rescue and serving search warrants in high risk areas where deputies are concerned about armed suspects. >> havin
rosa. nearly three for san francisco. more than two for both oabd oakland and concord. heavy rain tomorrow morning. it will be windy, with urban flooding and street flooding likely. flood warnings are in effect for both the napa river and the russian river. details on what happens after this round 3 coming up in a few minutes. >>> paul just showed us no place in the bay area is dry tonight. the peninsula and the santa cruz were some of the areas that saw plenty of rain. a lot of that wet weather. >> reporter: right now it's kind of light so it's kind of hard for the camera lens to capture the raindrops. take a look at this flooded parking lot. i'm standing in a foot deep of water right now. there's simply nowhere for the water to go, and all across the bay area, you'll see a lot of flooded streets and parking lots just like this one here. firefighters pumped water out of this flooded redwood city apartment complex. >> it was up to a foot deep before we got here. we were able to pump it out. >> reporter: they got the water out before it could cause any damage to the interior of the
. as for damage to the house, no estimate yet on that. in san francisco, anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> that wasn't the only tree that fell this morning. this one came crashing down on a parked car in san francisco's richmond district. fortunately nobody hurt. >>> must have accessory in the burlingame parking lot, rai boots. >> a three-car crash put traffic on the golden gate bridge at a standstill this morning. no one was badly hurt but at least eight cars stalled waiting for it to be cleared out. >>> after an active morning, there's not much hang on our cbs 5 high-def doppler radar right now. and things should stay pretty dry for the next few days. in about 15 minutes, roberta gonzales will let us know how long this dry spell will last. >>> ken bastida is live in mobile5. residents in lafayette still living with the effects of this weekend's past storms. and ken, money being made available to help speed up repairs to that huge sinkhole in the street. >> reporter: we'll get to that in a second. we're here on mountain view drive whereby now, most people in the bay area know what happened. but tak
into san francisco. traffic and weather. >>> the christmas break from shopping is now over. >> people are heading back to the malls for more holiday sales this morning. are you going? >> well, no. [ laughter ] >> but cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran has in san leandro where at least one store is opening -- you're kidding, thisser a opening at 5:00? >> reporter: that's right. if you wanted me to make any returns, you should have asked. some stores at bay fair in san leandro will open at 5 a.m. for shoppers to second-guess santa's selection. the day after christmas is typically known as the big gift return day not to mention another day of big deals. according to shopper track, last year shoppers spent $7.1 billion the day after christmas and that's a 25.5% increase from the year before. experts are predicting the after-christmas sales will look similar to black friday complete with early hours and door buster specials. and according to a 2011 consumer reports poll nearly one in 7 adults returns a christmas gift. other shops are opening earlier, as well. the hillsdale shopping center,er is
, but you're okay, right? >> mm-hmm. >> reporter: san francisco chid psychologist dr. laura davies says don't expect the young children who went through it to talk about their fear. it may show up in symptoms like posttraumatic stress disorder like anxiety, sleeplessness. >> they may start acting out, refuse to go to bed, they might refuse to eat, pick fight with their friends. just things that aren't typical of them. >> reporter: the national center for ptsd says more than 3/4s of students who witness a school shooting may develop symptoms. one study shows 10% could still feel the effects eight months later. some children may be psychotherapy and medication. all will need loving support. >> our job as a community is to help them feel okay being vulnerable and to feel okay expressing their feelings so they don't shut down. they are going to be having nightmares. they are going to be nervous. and they are going to have a hard time trusting people. >> reporter: some connecticut parents report their children are asking when will this happen again? davies urges parents to assure the kids they'r
towards san francisco wrapping up by 5:30. an accident in napa silverado trail add hardman. reports of a vehicle that hit the guardrail. chp heading out to the scene. injuries are reported. roadwork on the dumbarton bridge on the westbound side looks like that should be wrapping up within the next few minutes. cleared eastbound. no delays in the south bay. good northbound 101 through san jose, 280 guadalupe parkway no delays just yet. that's traffic. back to you. >> thank you. >>> recent rains are showing just how vulnerable our roadways can be. a new sinkhole is starting to form in the east bay. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington reports. >> reporter: what maintenance crews are worried about is this stretch of road along marsh creek flowed clayton. this is video from the scene. they have closed that part of the road. the contra costa county public works department says the road is compromised because of rain. they say a culvert failed. it's closed between deer valley and pine lane. only local traffic gets through. they don't know when the road can reopen because they need to identify
be promising for holiday travelers. yesterday it was a mess at san francisco international airport as that crazy weather canceled canceleddens of flights and delayed others. things weren't much better in san jose, which actually experienced few significant problems yesterday. >>> in other news, an afghan police woman is in custody accused of killing a police officer from the united states. officials in afghanistan say the police woman shot the advisor with a pistol as emerge from a small shop near headquarters there. the suspect was arrested shortly afterwards. the advisor's identity has not been released. the latest in a rash of attacks by police officers against their foreign al lies. >>> business news, stock futures are down as very light trading with markets set to close early for christmas eve. u.s. trading will close today 10:00 a.m. pacific time and will stay closed tomorrow for christmas. a number of markets overseas including germany and italy are closed all day today. >>> 5:06. if you haven't finished your shopping, you can do it with clear skies. >> i just finished my sh
and palo alto all increased school patrols. the san francisco schools already have resource officers. extra police or not schools across the bay area are also addressing tragedy in connecticut. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez is in san francisco with a look at how local school districts are handling it. >> reporter: schools across the bay area have spent the day reassuring parents that, yes, they are doing everything they can to keep their children as safe as possible. it may be 3,000 miles away from the worst grade school shooting in american history but still, the mood here is somber. >> i think every parent is turning around and saying, i got to hug my kids that much tighter today. i got a text from a friend who said i drove straight from my son's preschool and gave him a hug and said, son, i love you. i want to let you know that. i think that's how every parent is feeling like horrible sadness for the families that are going through this and need to reconnect. >> reporter: san francisco schoolchildren were given paperwork for parents a guide on how to talk to children about the shooting. >>
you park under. >> reporter: san francisco police blocked off pine street between laguna and buchanan as the fire department got to work trimming that tree. and we're not talking holiday style. oversaturated ground gave way causing this tree to crash on a mercedes just east of san francisco's lower pacific heights neighborhood. an area neighbors say gets the brunt of bad luck during storms. >> what's the city going to do to make sure the rest of the trees don't fall down? >> reporter: nobody was hurt. one neighbor said i guess it goes to show, you can't park anywhere in the city. in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> parts of the south bay got a good drenching. more than 7" of rain falling in parts of the santa cruz mountains. cbs 5 joe vazquez in santa cruz county. joe, i have word the storm claimed a life? >> reporter: that's right. a man died from this storm here in santa cruz county. it happened in the sokel creek in capitola that's going to be just southeast of santa cruz. our sister station kion said the man drowned. here in the santa cruz mountains a steady rain continues
are looking for three men who tied up a san francisco family and robbed them during an overnight break- in. it happened just before 4 a.m. at a home on sloat boulevard in the pine lake park neighborhood. the robbers got away with jewelry, purses and cash. the victims were not hurt. >>> a well deserved moment of praise today for two san francisco police officers who saved a newborn's life. the officers from the bayview station responded to a call last wednesday about a woman bleeding. well, the next thing they knew a man on the street was handed them an unresponsive baby. officers noticed something wasn't right so they started cpr. >> having two young children, i know what a baby should look like when it's first born. and this baby showed no signs. there was no movement. no screaming. no crying. >> no. but they did a great job. the baby was revived, taken to the hospital and he is doing well. police believe that the mother had serious substance abuse problems. the baby is going to be in the custody of child protective services while the circumstances surrounding his discovery are investigat
5 studios in san francisco, good morning. i'm brian hackney with this local news brief at 7:26. >>> volunteers are getting ready for a big holiday toy and book giveaway in san jose and there is cate caugiran. she joins us live with more. good morning, cate. >> reporter: good morning, brian. i want to show you some of these parents have been in line here since 5:00 last night all for that toy drive. sacred heart community service has collected a total of 17,000 toys. the toys will be given out to more than 5600 kids in the bay area. part of the christmas toy box distribution to help low income parents bring smiles to their children christmas morning. and we want to make note this all kicks off at 10:00 this morning and you can still donate. they need toys for teens and books for all ages. brian, back to you. >> thank you. >>> we'll have traffic and weather coming up. >>> good morning. we have been watching a couple of problems on bay area roads including one southbound 101 past the alum rock exit just cleared to the right-hand shoulder.
after a hit-and-run accident in san francisco. it happened last night at about 9:00 on christmas tree point in the twin peaks area. police say there were four people walking on the road and three fell down about 30 feet down a hillside. paramedics had to use back boards and ropes to carry a rescue. police found a car with fender damage a short distance away, detained the driver. there had been four people inside the car. one of them was hurt in the crash. the driver was detained, police are evaluating whether he was impaired at the time of the accident. the four pedestrians hit include a woman in her 50s with life-threatening injuries. >> all three of them went to the hospital. one has life-threatening injuries. the other two have less serious injuries. >> okay. now, this is the hit-and-run, anything about the suspect? >> right. so the suspect driver and car were found a couple of hundred yards way by our officers within minutes of the incident. >> there is no sidewalk in the area of the accident. >>> newtown, connecticut will observe a moment of silence this morning in honor of the
valley fog but look at that. isn't that a gorgeous shot? you can see the embarcadero in san francisco. so it is a little cool outside even though we have a nice dry break coming throughout the day today. once again no need for any umbrellas. but a jacket probably a good idea. 41 right now in concord, 45 in oakland, 48 degrees in san francisco. so it's because of this high pressure that is what's keeping us so dry for the next 24 hours or so. but we are watching this low and that's going to bring us some rain. looks like probably friday afternoon-ish is when we're probably going to get hit with some wet weather. in the meantime this afternoon's highs a lot of low to mid-50s across the bay area. and yeah, so not going to warm up much by later on this afternoon and then a chance of rain returns as soon as tomorrow. so we'll show you that seven- day forecast coming up. in the meantime, traffic-wise, we have a new situation developing on the great highway. we just got word from the police department that the southbound great highway is shut down between lincoln way and sloat boulevard. with al
for newtown starting at 5 p.m. at the holiday ice rink at embarcadero center in san francisco. we are taking donations of unwrapped teddy bears or toys to honor the memory of the newtown students and teachers. all toys will go to kids in need in the bay area. more details on our website, cbssf.com/newtown. >>> two popular pop tunes have been pulled off the air in the wake of the school shootings. some radio stations dropped foster the people's pumped up kicks from their playlist. the lyrics tell the story of a boy planning a violent campus shooting. other stations are dropping keisha's die young. kesha said the song is inappropriate. >> what do you think about radio stations pulling the songs? you can comment on facebook or twitter, or email us at mornings@cbs5.com. >>> it is 4:35 right now. someone's back in the studio today. >> he is. he looks a lot like lawrence karnow. >> another cold start to the morning outside but we have major changes coming in our direction in the form of a cold front. look at that. this one's pretty impressive just beginning to slowly work its way into the far nort
. a broken power pole. this is in san francisco's sunset district. it left 8500 people without power. it was just one of the multiple incidents where trees or power post brought down lines. the latest outages show 4200 homes without power, nearly 1400 up in the north bay 900 in the east bay and around 1200 in santa clara county. >>> foul weather toppled a big rig on the san rafael bridge. the chp says the driver ignored the high wind warnings yesterday morning and as you can see paid the price. officers say he drove at excessive speeds before crashing, as well. traffic was tied up for more than five hours. the truck driver wasn't hurt and no other cars were involved. >>> lawrence, you said the storm was coming, all this damage. we are ready for it to go away. >> that's a lot especially early in the season. we're fortunate it didn't come in january. we would have seen major flooding on the rivers. but it looks like we are going to escape without major flooding along those major rivers. one of concern today that will crest this morning is the russian river at guerneville now expected t
was seriously hurt. >>> a very close call in san francisco. the driver of this car accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake. finally skidded to a stop africa reasoning off that cliff near the twin peaks look -- after karineing off that cliff near the twin peaks lookout. it is a long bay down. nobody was hurt. >>> if you plan to eat fresh dungeness crowd, san francisco crab tanks are crammed full again. the first big shipment came in this morning after crabbers and wholesalers settled a week-long price war on tuesday. >>> software mogul john mcafee is staying in a miami beach hotel. he is working to stay in the u.s. so far, he says u.s. authorities are not trying to question him in the death of his belize neighbor. mcafee is wanted for questioning in that country. he insists he did not kill anyone. and he fears for his life if he returns to belize. >> this is not about a murder in belize. this began on the 30th of april of last year when 42 armed soldiers stormed my property, shot my dog in the head, uhm, held me in the sun handcuffed with my hands behind my back for 14 hours, destroyed
borrowed money from check and go online. now, at a press conference today san francisco city attorney dennis herrera said check and go skirted california law by preying on the most economically vulnerable and charging interest rates as high as 400%. >> they partnered with an out- of-state bank to essentially say that we are no longer subject to the limits of 36% apr that's set in california law so as part of the settlement that we have negotiated with them they have agreed to abide by california's limits. they have discontinued that relationship with the out of state bank. and they also have established this settlement fund. >> reporter: now, to qualify for a refund you must have taken out a four-month installment loan through one of three affiliated websites between november 2006 and june 2008. you now have 90 days to file a claim. >>> and as we round out the year we have a few recalls to remind you of. first up, the nap nanny. recently sued by the government following the death of five infants, the cpsc says its makers are unable or unwilling to issue a recall. so major retailers ha
for it. people turned in about 600 firearms in oakland and san francisco expecting $200 catch for each one. the san francisco megaboys including had to hand out ious after handing back a12 weapons. >> i was ready to shut it down walk out and tell the crowd that's all we got, i'm sorry, maybe we'll do it another day but the chief suhr said oh, no, no. we have all these guns, we have to get them. >> the result is they gave out 157 notes promising money. that's $31,000 in ious due in four days. but the chief of police now says he has found the money and is expected to announce who it's coming from later today. >>> it's cold this morning. most people felt it and saw it. frost covered car windows there. drives in the north bay had to scrape off their -- drivers in the north bay had to scrape off their windshields. let's check with liz. >> like chicago around here! not quite. but we did have several freeze warnings in effect especially in the north bay. they have all expired by now about four hours ago but this is how cold we got this morning. 21st century in napa and petaluma, 25 in napa --
just three years ago. it is the lowest number the stelazine since 2001. >>> in san francisco, the business improvement district is trying to deal with pushy panhandlers. they are interviewing people glove to the panhandlers. the idea is coming up with concrete ideas to finally stop what has been a problem for years. >>> thousands of bay area nurses walked off the job. this 24 hour strike is the latest in the series of strikes by the california nurses association. as usual, the hospital brought in replacement nurses. union leaders and manages still ateds over benefits and staffing. >>> right now, odds are you finished with your shopping if you are watching our newscast, right? cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman has the annual story of last minute annual shoppers. how busy are those stores? >> reporter: these are the people who in high school waited until the last minute to turn in their term paper. actually to start writing it. the mall is closed. 6:00. i guess it is last minute last minute, but there are still cars here. >> merry christmas. merry christmas. >> what do you suppose y
event at saint benedicts church. san francisco a officer -- officers are hosting one at the oh mega boys club. they are offering $200 for every working gun turned in. >>> today in point reyes the auto baun society will hold a christmas bird count. it will do a bird census to assess the health of the bird population. that will help guide future conservation efforts. anyone can participate if you're interested. it's now in its 43rd year. >>> the local county that thinks it has the most to lose to the rising water. >> still to come, in the wake of the newtown school shooting, the three words that may help you survive a violent crisis. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, people ended up dead. >>> another shooting to tell you about this morning. shots range out at a hotel in las vegas and two people ended up dead. at about 8:30 a man shot a woman in the lobby of the excalibur and the shooter turned the gun on himself. the woman was working at the hotel. the relationship between them is not clear. neither person has publicly been identified. >>> u.s. commanders in afghanistan are offering up b
in san francisco, paint the castro red. >>> a bay area athlete's battle with lung cancer has inspired a unique journey and 8 million facebook followers to raise awareness and funds to fight the disease. >>> reporter: cal grad jill costello was 22 when she died from lung cancer in 2010. it's how she lived that lives on. >> i do think that last year of jill's life and although it was her most difficult and most challenging, you know, many ways it could be the best year of her life. she did so many wonderful, amazing things and truly lived life to its fullest. >> best friend since kindergarten in san francisco, jill costello and chelsea harrison share another bond. >> i'm using my lungs. >> the 24-year-old harvard grad is spreading a simple message. anyone can get lung cancer, even nonsmokers like jill. >> the reason i'm doing this is for jill and i have that drive and i think she is watching out for us and making sure that wie make it to the end safely. >> kelsey took off from times square on july 30 and has spent four months on the road. >> go giants. >> do you think you will be there
: this began when supporters of prop 8 appealed the ninth u.s. circuit court of appeals in san francisco's decision to declare the measure unconstitutional. >> the court has been waiting to gather all ten of these cases together and then they are going to make some kind of decision, either grant review in some of them or all of them or none of them. they could do anything. >> reporter: cbs 5 legal expert rory little says the delay means nothing in the eyes of the court. the timeline for the appeals process will still play out the same. >> if they grant review in any of these cases, next friday, there will then be an argument scheduled sometime in march probably, possibly april. and the case will be decided by the end of june. >> reporter: if the court denies review, we could see changeses early as two weeks from now. the case will come back to the ninth circuit. once a mandate is filed, then same-sex marriage license can be issued. if they grant review, the status quo is maintained until the appeals process plays out. professor little says he expects if the court grants review, we will k
, take a good look at this stuff. is any of this yours? san francisco police just busted a major fencing ring and they found half a million dollars worth of laptops, cell phones and cameras. most of it stolen from cars in san francisco and oakland. three people under arrest tonight police believe they are part of a larger crime ring. >> extension to san jose has run into or rather flown into a unique problem. birds. and a lot of them. cbs 5 ann notaranelo says it is costing you a fortune. >> reporter: freemont central park, a favorite nesting spot for more than 500 species. >> during the peak of construction in 2011 i thought we were at war with birds. it was like the movie. >> reporter: bart is in the middle of building its warm springs extension. something had to give. it was not going to be the birds. one morning dove pair tried 11 times in one day to build their nest. bart tried to make the areas unappealing. >> we tried sprinklers, reflective tape, ribbons, what we call air dancers that you see at used car lots that are run on compressed air. >> reporter: once a nest had eggs in it
: alameda county has an unemployment rate of 8.6% compared to san francisco county's 6.8%. numbers like these leave him puss stolid why so few people showed up. >> and emeryville hasn't been the same, but maybe it's because of the holiday and people are busy but at the same time, if you are look for a job from my experience, it doesn't matter what the time of the season is. >> reporter: the company put out the word through several online job sites for the past week. rivero says they still have 100 positions to fill and they need to fill them fast. training starts next week. now, the job fair will go until 8:00 tonight. the president of the this black bear diner tells me they are hiring all kinds of positions, part time and full time and they will be hiring here on the spot. reporting live in emeryville, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> maybe that bear will help attract some applicants, cate. thank you so many. >>> negotiations to end the crabbers strike will get going again this afternoon. it's been six days since the boats went out and dungeness crab is hard to find in stores and restaurants.
tied up, gagged on a san francisco street. cbs 5 reporter linda yee takes us to that apartment. >> reporter: four women and one man were arrested in a case that even baffles police. >> this is a crime you see in movies. it's certainly disturbing when you find a crime of that nature. >> reporter: sunday evening a man and woman bound on the street. they were tied up, gagged, beaten, one was shot and dumped here. investigators however would not elaborate on the motive. the male victim eventually died. an 18-year-old wool remains in the hospital with serious injuries. investigators tracked down the suspects to a home in hercules. >> there was an extensive relationship between the victims and the suspects. i can't get into what those relationships are. >> reporter: one of the murder suspects is 32-year-old maelene lintz of san francisco identified by her neighbor. lintz's neighbor is shocked. >> you don't know what's behind what happened. just unexpected. unbelievable. i'm more than surprised she was arrested for. she's not a violent person. >> reporter: lintz lives in the garage ap
and businesses in the dark, 100 each in the north and south bank. there are 50 in the dark in san francisco. you can track the storm at any time with live high def doppler radar on our website. powerful mid western storm is weakening as it moves out of the region but not before dumping more than a foot of snow. a man was killed in indiana after icy roads caused his semi trailer to spin out of control. winds not snow was wreaking havoc on air travel with gusts above 50 delaying 10,000 flights and canceling more than 700 just yesterday. the storm is moving through the area now and is causing delays at sfo. arriving flights are delayed an average of an hour. no delays at san jose and oakland at this hour. >>> running in newtown connecticut to raise money for the sandy hook condolence fund. letters have been coming in. there are thousands everyday from all over the world. the post master says it's hard not to cry as they sort the mail. >>> more reaction after the national rifle association spoke publicly for the first time about the school shooting. many want new legislation. as danielle nottingham
chilly night across the bay area. >> right now in san francisco it's about 46 and going down. meteorologist julie watts in the weather center says big changes are on the way. >> that's right. we're already seeing temperatures dropping this evening. in fact, freezing in santa rosa, 32 degrees right now. a bit warmer in san jose at 45. 46 in san francisco, as you mentioned. 35 in livermore. and 34 in concord. yes, these temperatures are chilly and we are going to see cold temperatures overnight, just not quite as cold as last night, due in part to some increasing clouds. it will be wet and windy for the extended forecast. i'll time it all out for you, coming up in just a bit. >>> if you think it's cold here in the plains, drivers in several states are being warned not to drive at all because of all that snow. this was the scene in nebraska where crews worked very hard to keep roads open. >>> in newtown, connecticut, three more families buried their children today, along with the teacher who gave her life trying to save them. >> reporter: firefighters from across the northeast c
lead ral in san francisco. >> it is times like this that our faith is a parent. the important -- is apparent. the important thing is not to lose hope. >> reporter: people with heavy hearts came to church today for comfort and community. >> my heart is feeling sorrow. i am here to get things done for my family and have my children and being blessed. >> reporter: they put up a memorial for the people who died in connecticut with white ribbons and a prayer for their souls. our hearts are torn by all of this. >> how can anybody hurt kids? >> reporter: the character has a book to write and register your prayers. a lot of words about sorrow and comfort and love. >> bringing medals blessed by the bishop for each of his students a symbol asking higher powers for protection. >> i think god is in those that gather and those that support each other. i am here just for a little bit of that to give to my kids. >> reporter: they had a lot of questions. >> i could not wrap my mind around who would kill all of those innocent children. >> reporter: while this are no easy answers, he says
of san francisco. ,,,,,, at least one republican >>> a looming vote on a republican plan to avert the "fiscal cliff" is exposing some party fractures tonight. at least one republican congressman says he objects to house speaker john boehner's plan b meaning higher taxes on incomes of a million dollars or more but despite that criticism, speaker boehner insists that he has the votes in congress to pass his plan. both sides are still a few billion dollars apart. >> the president's offer of $1.3 trillion in revenues and $850 billion in spending reductions fails to meet the test that the president promised the american people a balanced approach. >> we should be raising taxes on the wealthiest few as a means of reducing the deficit. i have also said that i'm willing to identify some spending cuts that make sense. >> if senate democrats defeat plan b, boehner says president obama will see the largest tax increase in history. the president says bring it! he vowed to veto the bill if it comes to his desk. . >>> the military will seek the death penalty. it was announced after a hearing fo
rainfall moving right toward the san francisco peninsula, there we go. about ten minutes away from invading the city. daly city, you're included in that. vacaville, fairfield, all the way up toward sacramento. look at this wide shot here. thunderstorms, so a couple hours to our north and west. that's the next wave of heavy rainfall that will move through. the rain, how about half a foot of new rain? more than two inches for santa rosa. it trails off when you get into the south bay but there's lots more coming over the weekend. snowfall in which one day, only one, will be mainly dry over the next week. coming up soon. >> paul. thanks for that. >>> the storm made a mess all over the bay area, especially, as paul says, the north bay. cbs 5 reporter elisa is in marin tonight. >> reporter: the rain is really starting to come down and we're starting to feel strong wind gusts, just the start of what's going to be a soggy hold weekend. the first day of winter blew into the bay area with heavy rain and strong winds, even snow at higher elevations. this is just the beginning of what would be a very w
is that only in san francisco did the few people get their pass ports today. the reason for that is that the duties of chose to come in on christmas eve. he drove in from napa to san francisco and he says he did it to help a few people out. in the newsroom, grace lee, cbs 5. >>> tonight some people are feeling the pain of procrastination. last-minute shoppers are searching for bargains but finding the shelves bare. christin ayers on the million reasons why they waited. >> reporter: twas the night before christmas and all through the door, a slew of last-minute shoppers with excuses galore. >> this year just kind of snuck up on me. >> reporter: the customers were fighting over toys in the aisle. shelves bare and picked over to the chagrin of this child. >> there's nothing in here. everything is gone! like the my little ponies, they aren't even around. >> reporter: the registers rang. a santa sang. but at the stroke of 10, it all came to an end. shops closed, leaving only one place to spend. because it's christmas eve and you know what that means. the only store open now
travelers. it was a mess at the san francisco airport yesterday. high winds, wet conditions canceled dozens of flights. others were delayed two hours. fortunately there were no major delays at oak international or monetta international in san jose: and you can get the latest on any stormy weather that's headed our way by checking our live high-def doppler radar. you can find it on our web site. >>> 6:06 now. >>> an afghan police woman is in custody accused of killing a civilian police advisor from the united states today. pushes say he shot the advisor with a pistol. he emerge from a small shop near the police headquarters. the suspect was arrested shortly afterwards. the advisor's identity has not been released. the list in a rash of attacks by police officers against their foreign al lies. >>> the national rifle association is adamant about its idea of placing armed police officers and guards in all of the nation's schools. this comes as diane fine stein of california promises to introduce legislation. the head of the nra put the blame on violent video games. >> it hasn't worked. diane fi
collapsed at baker beach in san francisco this morning. one of the trails there is now closed. the collapse they say could be the result of all the rain we have had in the past couple of weeks. >>> in the east bay people who evacuated after a gas leak in brentwood are back in their homes tonight. neighbors on allbrook drive started smelling the gas last night. pg&e found the source of the leak this morning and fixed it. >>> in the south bay police say one man was shot after gang members in south san jose got into an argument last night. apparently the gunman got away. the victim is expected to survive. >>> since san jose is dealing with more crime and fewer officers, cbs 5 reporter mark sayre shows us one group is going the extra mile to take back the neighborhood. >> reporter: police say the neighborhood patrols provide an extra set of eyes and ears in these tight budgets but in one san jose neighborhood residents are literally taking it to the streets. >> it's just something that doesn't look right. >> reporter: with a rising number of property crimes and a decreasing number of police off
, and shopper here in san francisco are making the final push for the perfect present. >> making my last rounds before i head back home. >>reporter: was the day before christmas, and the shoppers were out. >> shoppers have realized christmas is tomorrow and they need to get their presents. >>reporter: this year's holiday shopping got off to a strong start with enthusiastic shoppers taking advantage of holiday specials, but since then shoppers have cut back on spending. the early morning hours of the mall were less crowded than anticipated. shopper track, which monitors consumer behavior predicted sales growth of 3.3%. they just cut that number to two 1/2%. analysts say the aftermath of super storm sandy and newtown connecticut shootings and possibility of higher taxes have people watching the bottom line, but here in the bay area consumer spending is following the normal trend. >> we had a spike black friday, a strong first two weeks of december, then it kind of let off and now it's back with a furry. >>reporter: a fury they hope translates to higher sales and holiday smiles. retailers count o
is not for the streets. it's not for sports. it's really a gun of war. >> reporter: san francisco mayor ed lee and oakland mayor jean quan agree with the federal assault weapons ban that's already in place in california. the two cities just had their largest gun buy-back event taking 600 firearms off the streets. >> but the reality is we can buy back hundreds but if we can't stop the flow into nevada and increasingly now for the internet and other sources, this is where we really need and that's why you see the mayors across the country trying to put pressure on the federal government. >> reporter: but will public sentiment last long enough to fight strong lobbying groups like the nra? san jose mayor chuck reed weighed in. >> i think people have a right to not necessarily use assault weapons anytime anywhere they want and i think within the limits of the constitution, there are things we can do and we should. >> some may see it as a smart political move and it may turn out to be but there's always risk. >> reporter: this political consultant says the political momentum is strong enough to call
. pretty good band sliding through the central bay in san francisco over to the east bay now, as well. it looks like we are going to see more scattered showers like this, this morning but then things taper off in the afternoon. highs in the 50s maybe low 60s. >> the school nurse at sandy hook elementary tells "60 minutes" how she came inches away from the killer. >> his feet were facing in my direction, and i just froze with fear, and then he just -- it was just seconds and then he turned around, and i could hear him walk out. >> this morning sally cox tells her frightening story. >> and president obama says we must change to protect our children, and democrats in congress say new gun control laws must be part of that change. we'll see if there's any real shift in the gun control debate on "cbs this morning." nine days till christmas and eddy said the toys might not be ready! eddy? the elf! ♪ ♪ [ radio announcer ] today's forecast: it's snowing snowballs and snow bricks out there... seven more days and it's snowing snow bricks! oh, well, be careful! [ radi
are cleaning up the mess that was left behind. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec is in san francisco with a family that's feeling lucky today. >> reporter: while it is bad here at home, it could have been much worse. crews are right now in the process of cleaning up after this massive tree fell on the home. >> i was asleep. i woke up and there was a tree in my house. >> reporter: it was much worse than the alarm clock at 7:30 this morning. this 100-foot cypress tree snapped and fell on this home on russian hill crashing through the roof of the master bedroom. >> four feet close as my bed and i wouldn't be standing here talking to you right now. so i'm blessed. >> reporter: a neighbor got a rude awakening, too. >> i just heard the most massive crash that you could ever imagine. >> reporter: then she looked out of her window. >> then a saw a wall of water i guess that came off the tree after it hit the house. >> reporter: the tree also richard down a power line. >> it's dangerous. >> reporter: a neighbor happens to be part of a neighborhood group that's been campaigning for six months to get all uti
from san francisco. >> reporter: for five months in 2008, same-sex couples in california could marry legally. then voters passed proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage. when gay couples challenged prop 8, both the state supreme court and the federal ninth circuit court of appeals ruled that banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. many supporters of same-sex marriage were hoping the supreme court would not take this case. therese stewart is san francisco's deputy city attorney. in many ways, this is bad news for you. >> it's bad news in the sense that if we had-- if the court had denied review we would have seen marriages very quickly within a few days, again, not only in san francisco but all over california. >> reporter: opponents of same- sex marriage say the supreme court should uphold the will of california voters, defining marriage as only between a man and a woman. >> it's important to remember that still in the vast majority of states, four out of five states, the people have chose on the either vote themselves or their elected representatives to stake with traditional
increased school patrols. san francisco police already have resource officers on campus. they say they are double- checking school safety plans. >>> cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez is in san francisco and joe, extra police or not, the schools across the bay area are addressing what happened today. >> reporter: that's right. i have talked to a lot of parents today and the mood is still one of horror and disbelief that something like this could happen at a school. you know, eventually the conversation turned to a question, is the school going to keep my kid safe? the school spent the day reassuring parents that yes they will keep them as safe as possible. it may be 3,000 miles away from the worst grade school shooting in american history, but still the mood here is somber. >> i think every parent is turning around and saying i got hug my kids that much tighter today. in fact, i got a text from a friend who said i drove straight from my son's preschool and gave him a hug and said son i love you and i think that's how every parent is feeling. you know, horrible sadness for the families tha
makovec joins us live from downtown san francisco just to see if there are any good deals yet. >> reporter: it is a procrastinators paradise here in union square minus the rain, that's unfortunate for people carrying their shopping bags around today. we caught up with plenty of people taking advantage of shopping opportunities. >> procrastination? i thought we had more time and here it is the last weekend. >> reporter: this could shape up to beat out the black friday shopping rush. retail tracking forecasts that thursday, friday, saturday and sunday look four of the ten busiest shopping days of the year for brick and mortar stores. >> last-minute shopping for her brother and my wife. >> reporter: the calendar is one factor in this weekend's rush with christmas on a tuesday. late shoppers have a long weekend to prepare for holiday festivities. >> i'm trying to fit a lot of stuff in put up christmas lights outside because i haven't done that yet. and maybe wrap some things. and finish a gingerbread house. >> reporter: why did she hold off on shopping? >> ran out of money. [ laughter ] >> re
headlight heading towards doyle drive coming into san francisco. we'll have much more traffic and weather coming up. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> a man and his girlfriend are under arrest after a gruesome discovery in the north bay. cbs 5 reporter christin ayers explains the two are accused of hiding a body for years and using it to make money. >>> reporter: people this is vallejo neighborhood first noticed it coming from the backyard of this home on warren avenue. >> my sister it walked over there and got about to where the red car is and she is like, wow! i mean, she could smell it from that far off. >> reporter: a smell so gruesome, it could have only been one thing. >> a body. >> reporter: the badly decomposed body of 56-year-old richard romeer. >> well, that's something that i have never come across in 22 years. >> reporter: romer, a drifter, had been dead for two years. authorities say his son, 22- year-old joseph romer, never told a soul. instead, he allegedly hid the body in a large box he had been carrying around and standard the box here in a relative's backyard. >> i ca
san francisco from north beach to davisidero to the mission. one artist involved with the mission's clarion alley mural project says 2012 has been the worst year since he started 15 years ago. >>> new year's eve is almost here and with that comes the annual warning about drunk driving. elissa harrington is at the chp in the city and it's pretty obvious drunk driving is dangerous but still people do it so now a new plan to deal with it? >> reporter: well, elizabeth, the usual checkpoints and increased patrols, but a new bill was introduced today to lower driving-related deaths and crackdown on repeat dui offenders. >> with the upcoming new year's holiday, it is more important than ever to be aware of dangers associated with impaired and distracted driving. >> reporter: so law enforcement will be cracking down on drunk drivers. starting tonight through new year's day. police agencies including redwood city will have dui checkpoints. they will estimate they will se 1500 cars. they made hundreds of arrests over christmas. senate bill 55 targets repeat offenders. it would require ignit
. a little warmer 41 in san francisco. we are going to warm up to the low to mid-50s by the time this afternoon rolls around. plenty of sunshine and then the rain returns through the weekend. >>> inzbram creates an online uproar, telling users their photos may be turned into internet ads. now the website promises to review that policy. this morning we'll show you why instagram's giant price tag is at the heart of it. >> they have to make good on a promise to facebook that they're worth hundreds of millions of dollars. >>> and the government tells paula broadwell she'll not be charged with stalking jill kelley. we'll ask why they decided to drop the case on "cbs this morning." ♪ [ male announcer ] every time you say no to a cigarette you celebrate a little win. nicorette gum helps calm your cravings and makes you less irritable. quit one cigarette at a time. looks like your bags didn't make it. we'll send them to your hotel. [ sad music playing ] this is fun. [ sad music continues ] [ knock on door ] your bags, sir. thanks. both: finally! one taste, and you'll understand. enjoy
's not for sports. it's really a gun of war. >> reporter: san francisco mayor ed lee and oakland mayor jean quan agree with the federal assault weapons ban that's already in place in california. the two cities just had their largest gun buy-back event taking 600 firearms off the streets. >> the reality is we can buy back hundreds but if we can't stop the flow into nevada and increasingly now for the internet and other sources, this is where we really need and that's why i think you see the mayors across the country trying to put pressure on the federal government. >> reporter: but will public sentiment last long enough to fight strong lobbying groups line the nra? san jose mayor chuck reed weighed in. >> i think people have a right to not necessarily use assault weapons anytime anywhere they want. and i think within the limits of the constitution, there are things we can do and we should. >> some may see it as a smart political move and it may be. but there's always risk. >> reporter: this political consultant says the political momentum is strong enough to call for more gun control. >> i think
. temperatures right now 48 in san francisco, mid-40s in oakland and a little cool, however in fairfield, 39 degrees there. so this high pressure is in place for now. that's what's keeping us on the dry side. but we are watching that low. it is quickly heading towards the bay area bringing us a good chance of rain as early as tomorrow afternoon. once again these highs by later on this afternoon similar to yesterday low to mid-50s. 53 vallej. 55 redwood city. 51 pacifica. over the next several days a quick dry break because friday into saturday once again things unsettled and then it looks like we are in for a nice dry stretch sunday straight through new year's day before once again a chance of rain comes on wednesday. >>> let's show you what's going on on the roads. a lot of folks have the week off. this is a live look in the dublin interchange 16 minutes the drive time between the altamont pass and the dublin interchange. elsewhere to our maps, they just did some lane changes across the golden gate bridge so now more lanes are open towards san francisco doyle drive. looking good across the
this morning in a house fire here in san francisco in the excelsior district. investigators have say it is suspicious. firefighters had trouble shutting the gas line off, as well. >>> a 16-year-old was driving a car that slammed into a concord funeral home. police say he was in a street race at the time. yesterday's crash injured 3 people. >>> and new year's eve is the biggest single day for donations to the good will as people try to get last-minute tax write-offs. good will kicked off a donate-a- thon today at 1500 mission street in san francisco and it all starts at 7:00 this morning. so if you want to did a little closet cleaning, they would love to have your stuff. >>> traffic and weather with the new year's eve forecast coming up after the break. [ mom ] dear chex cereal i just had to write. you can't imagine how long i've been searching for something like this for my family. i'm amazed you make so many great flavors that are gluten free. my guys are crazy for chocolate chex and honey nut chex. for me, it's cinnamon. it means a lot to be able to give
broken causing the wires to sag. >>> checking some bay area headlines. san francisco police are investigating a bizarre case that left one man and the a woman with critical injuries. the couple was found bound and gagged . >>> a woman kidnapped last month. one of the suspects, the photos were taken by a camera. so far there have been no arrest and there is a $10,000 reward in the case. >>> a community radio station remains off the air tonight after its transmitter was vandalized. it is the third time in a year that the station kzct has been trashed. a previous incident appeared to be racially motivated. the owner says he may not be able to replace the equipment and might have to shut down. >>> the safety net for low income people in california includes food stamps and housing assistance. now another program is approved that could help them get back on their feet. cbs 5's grace lee on the plan to provide free cell phones for the homeless. >> a federal program called lifeline run by the cell company assurance. it would give a free cell phone the homeless and these with a very
a hit-and- run in san francisco. it happened just before 9:00 last night in the twin peaks area. one of the victims has injuries considered life-threatening. investigators have detained a suspect and are looking into whether drugs or alcohol were factors. >> police are being called out to several bay area shopping malls this morning to combat big crowds. it's all in response to the release of the new air jordan 11 shoe. very popular. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get u-verse tv for $29 a month for six months. rethink possible. >>> good morning. let's head to 101 in t
at our san francisco station kpix, good evening, paul. >> good evening to you, rebecca. >> this system is being described as a fire hose pointed straight at the west coast. what can you tell us about it? well, if mother nature did have a fire hose this certainly would be it. this is tropical moisture that begins west of hawaii, some 3,000, 4,000 miles away from the west coast but it makes this journey all the way from there all the way to the west coast. this tropical moisture can even be an old hurricane from 10 days ago somewhere out in the eastern pacific ocean. it slams into the west coast and everybody gets a ton of rainfall. and in this case, just tonight and tomorrow we're looking at widespread rainfall totals of two inches or more from seattle in western washington all the way down to san francisco, the bay area, even southern california will get heavy rain from the system. >> i understand there's also snow to expect. >> there's a lot of snow to expect. not in california, because pineapple express is this tropical moisture can sometimes move up the coast and give us a high snow
crab in. by all predictions i've heard this should be worked out by christmas. in san francisco, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> nine months after a rash of robberies on the carquinez bridge miss have three suspects in -- police have three suspects in custody. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in vallejo where officials just announced the results of a long investigation. >> reporter: these arrests were part of an effort by chp, transportation agencies and local law enforcement. >> in case was an excellent example of law enforcement working together for our common goal of public safety. >> reporter: chp investigators through surveillance video and evidence were able to tie at least three of the ten robberies to three vallejo men. >> in the past 7 days, two of the suspects were arrested and a third is also in custody. he was already in custody on an unrelated matter. >> reporter: the suspects would wear masks making it difficult to identify them through video. one big clue in the case the cars used in the robberies were stolen and the three suspects were known car thieves. >> we kn
recently. you did the heart, the heart in san francisco theme. >> yeah. and chevron bought it and it's out at the chevron campus. >> you can tell that you love art and you have a passion for it, which is amazing that you have two passions that you're so good at simultaneously. >> i love the art but i have loved every minute of my time here, and all the people that i've worked with, and i wish you could meet the people behind the scenes, because they put this broadcast on the air every day. we come and sit here. this is the easy part, and this has been my second home. and i'm just so grateful. i am -- i'm grateful for the time and the friendships that i've made here. and i'm gonna miss everyone so much. >> the most feedback i got was the relationship on the set. people said you guys seem so real. but it was real. we didn't just work here together. all the dinners we spent, and sometimes we stayed there too long. that was ken's fault. >> we had to run back to the station! >> it was a real relationship. so what the audience saw over the last 13, 12 years was certainly real. >> our kids have g
clear of the truck without touching it. >>> well, crabbers will meet at ten in san francisco to decide whether to go back out to sea. they've been on strike since last week because of lower prices for their catch. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,,, >>> good morning, well, you might see brake lights as you work your way in and out of san francisco. southbound 280 we had an accident earlier. south 280 through daly city seeing brakes lights and near guadalupe parkway, that accident is clear but a slow ride through downtown san jose as well as 101 northbound through san jose and do san. and here's a lovely picture. we'll seal sunshine throughout the day. temperatures until the mid-and upper 60s. 66 in mountain view, 67 in san jose. the mild weather will not last long. cooler weather by tomorrow and tuesday night into wednesday we have a good chance of rain hitting the bay area and things remain unsettled over the weekend. ,,,,,,,,,, >>> i agree. there would be no tax increases. i repeat, zero tax increases. now, why would i do that? i mean i won the election. well
through the sky over san francisco's mission district? even scientists are not so sure. >> it's not a planet. it's not a constellation. not meteors. not the moon. >> reporter: witnesses said the lights flickered on and off, then took different shapes. >> they kind of looked like flying candles. then they started making triangle formations. >> reporter: but there could be a plausible explanation. >> it looks to me like it could have been balloons carrying lights. >> i am a hundred percent sure this was a ufo. >> you do admit you had a little christmas cheer? >> absolutely. alcohol was definitely an influence here. >> definitely not a star ship? >> no. >> reporter: one of our viewers named heather e-mailed us and says she swears they're probably paper lanterns, because that's what she saw at six flags discovery park. i checked with the faa. no reports of unusual aircraft flying over the bay area this past weekend. so ken, do you care to weigh in and maybe guess? >> i've known ben a long time. he's never been wrong. and you understand it couldn't be a star ship because that trave
sayre, cbs 5. >>> a san francisco police sergeant is parked at a desk for now, after boasting about a dangerous off-duty joyride. in a facebook post, sergeant carl t. bragged that he and his friends were drunk as they blasted through the broadway tunnel at 100 miles an hour in a lamborghini. the sergeant later said he was kidding but he's been assigned to administrative duty while internal affairs sort it out. the chief promises swift and severe discipline if it turns out to be true. >>> after a month on the run, software pioneer john mcafee is back in the u.s. and he now admits to playing the crazy card to escape central america. kiet do tells us mcafee's problems aren't necessarily over just yet. >> reporter: john mcafee is now on u.s. soil. and this ring master promises not to stop talking. >> i am going to speak out big- time. >> reporter: john mcafee was the first one off the plane from guatemala. by morning, throngs of media and admirers gathered outside his south beach hotel. >> i want to make this clear for the 100th time. i had absolutely nothing to do with the murder in b
on that and the rest of your weather in a few minutes. >> thank you. >>> an apartment fire in san francisco forced more than two dozen residents out into the cold this morning. the call came at about 5:30 a.m. smoke and flames were seen on the third floor of the building at 119 broad street. residents were evacuated. one firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation. but no word yet on the cause. >>> around the bay area now, a japanese diplomat pleaded guilty to two domestic violence charges in a redwood city courtroom today. the 32 was accused of abusing his wife for years. dozens of other charges were dropped in the plea deal. he faces up to a year in jail and will be on probation for two years. he is the vice consul for >> in san francisco. >>> police have arrested the third suspect in the case of a bay area handyman held hostage and beaten. richard rodriguez, jr., turned himself in last night. police say rodriguez and two others beat the handyman and forced him to make repairs following a dispute over repair work done at a relative's home. the handyman escaped at a gas station. two our suspects are
bridge on christmas eve. these are your temperatures outside right now. san francisco 53. oakland 54. the rest of the bay area took the day off. you know who also is being tracked today? santa claus. you may have heard of him. he's working his way around the world. look really closely at your television screen. looks like he is now leaving western europe just dropping off some presents in britain and also ireland, working his way across the atlantic ocean. we are at 4.1 billion and counting. tracking santa tonight. this is an early christmas present for snowfall total if you are a fan of snow. over the weekend, 57 inches of snowfall. heavenly, 54 inches. there is more coming up tonight and tomorrow. 140% of normal is the show pact right now. last year, 27%. we have five times as much snow this year compared to last year on christmas eve. tonight we will be in the 40s. 24 concord down to 40. a little chilly for the kids early tomorrow morning. low pressure moving in. there is not as much moisture to go with this. also, the storm tracker will be a little bit far to the north. we're no
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